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4-day Relaxing Coron Itinerary for Solo Travelers

Easily one of the country’s most Instagram-able destinations, Coron is a must-visit when in the Philippines. With its blue waters, white sand, and lush greenery – it’s easy to see why many consider Coron “paradise”.

Day 1 and 2 Coron Itinerary

 

Day One

  • Flight from Manila to Busuanga – Travel to Coron (P150 van from hotel to airport)
  • 1-day Coron Island Tour A (P1,400) – Spend the day snorkelling and enjoying the marine life at the Coral Gardens. Then enjoy the white sands of Coron Beach before capping off the day at the Hidden Lagoon, Quin Reef, and Kayangan Lake.
  • Dinner at Brujita Restaurant (P350) – Treat yourself to local and international fare without breaking the bank at Brujita’s. Must-orders include their Bistik by Brujita, Chicken Curry with Coconut Milk, and Bicol Express.
  • Drinks at Tribu Kuridas Bar (P300) – Cap off your first day in Coron with chill drinks, good vibes, and reggae music.

Estimated Total: P2,200
 

Day Two

  • Quick breakfast at hotel.
  • 1-day Coron Island Tour B (P1,500) – Enjoy a day exploring Barracuda Lake and Banul Beach. You’ll also get to check out the Skeleton Wreck, Reef Garden, and Twin Lagoon.
  • Dinner at Kawayanan Grill Station (P150) – Try ordering their “Fiesta Meal” which is either Lechon Sinigang or Chicken Barbecue with Rice, a Brownie, and Iced Tea.

Estimated Total: P1,650

Read Five Things to Do in Coron
 

Day 3 and 4 Coron Itinerary

Day Three

  • Quick breakfast at hotel.
  • Calauit Safari with Black Island 1-day Tour (P2,500) – Spend the day checking out zebras and giraffes at Calauit. Then, explore the Black Island which has caves with black limestone formations and white sand beaches.
  • Dinner at Get Real Cafe + Bar (P360) – If you’re craving for Mexican, Asian, or American food, then this is the place to be. When here, give their Watermelon Sinigang a try or any of their Quesadillas.

Estimated Total: P2,860
 

Day Four

  • Breakfast at Epic Cafe Coron (P430) – Start the day off with a Granola Bowl (baked granola with fruits and yogurt) and a Frappucinno.
  • Transport from hotel to airport (P150)
  • Arrive at Busuanga Airport (P100 terminal fee)

Estimated Total: P680
 

Accommodation in Coron

After a busy day of island hopping, snorkelling, and food tripping, it’s important to get a good night’s sleep. Here are our top picks of hotels in Coron:

Coron Hotels Itinerary

1. Avisala Hostel Coron
2. Busuanga Seadive Resort
3. Luis Bay Travellers Lodge
4. Cebuano Lodge
5. Mario’s Traveller’s Inn
6. Talusi Hostel & Tours
7. Coron Vista Lodge
8. GMG Hotel
9. Coron Soleil Express Hotel
10. Amphibi-ko Resort
11. Acacia Garden Inn
 

Food to Try in Coron

Must Try Food in Coron

1. Watermelon Sinigang – Sinigang is well-known for its sampalok and miso variants, but did you know that fruits are added to sinigang, as well? Case in point, there’s Watermelon Sinigang. The sweetness and freshness of the watermelon compliments the sourness of the tamarind.

  • Price: P360
  • Where: Get Real Cafe + Bar

2. Bird’s Nest or Nido Soup – As delicious as it sounds, Bird’s Nest soup is actually made out of edible bird saliva. This dish isn’t necessarily popular with the locals, but tourists do order it when feeling “adventurous”. The nests of spit come from swiftlets, which are birds that are indigenous to Southeast Asia.

  • Price: P275 (solo) or P575 (double)
  • Where: Kawayanan Grill Station

3. Danggit Lamayo – Sliced rabbitfish, which has been partially sundried and marinated in vinegar, garlic, and pepper is then fried to make head and the fins crispy. It is enjoyed with egg, garlic rice, and fresh fruits during breakfast.

  • Price: P150
  • Where: Kawayanan Grill Station

4. Crocodile Sisig – Many say that crocodile meat tastes just like chicken, and if you didn’t know any better, you’d say the same too! Enjoy the flakiness of the meat as it sizzles on the hot plate with a runny egg spilling over it.

  • Price: P325
  • Where: Kawayanan Grill Station

5. Lato Seaweed – Also known as sea grapes or green caviar, this Lato is the main ingredient of Ensaladang Lato (salad with onions, tomatoes, and vinegar).

  • Price: Prices vary
  • Where: Available in local markets

6. Tamilok – Tamilok or shipworms is usually enjoyed kinilaw-style, meaning it is served raw but marinated with lime juice or vinegar, chopped chili peppers, and onions. This delicacy is popular in Palawan and is said to taste like smooth oysters.

  • Price: Prices vary
  • Where: Available in several restaurants

 

Breakdown of Expenses

Coron Budget Itinerary

This breakdown is an estimation based on food prices, hotel bookings, activities, and entrance fees for one. The total amount can go lower or higher depending on the amount of people in your group, and it excludes airfare.

  • Hotel – P8,000 (varies depending on hotel)
  • Activities – P5,400
  • Food and Drinks – P1,590
  • Roundtrip airport transfers – P300
  • Miscellaneous – P2,000

Total: P17,290
 

Know Before You Go

  • Do your research – If the costs are too high, then you can opt to look for rooms that have fans that are comfortable. Or split costs with other travelers when joining a tour.
  • Leave nothing behind – Make sure that you always pick up after yourself and if possible, use reusable bottles or bags. Coron is beautiful, let’s keep it that way.
  • Take nothing but photos – Do not pick corals, shells, or fauna off of the beach or anywhere else. Respect the ecosystem.
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